Friday, August 31, 2007
This yarn was in my mailbox today. Apparently "Catie's Tornado Scarf" was a "winner" project for Virgin of Small Plains. I am very honored and rather surprised at all the feed back I got for my interpretation of the project. There is enough yarn to make two pairs of socks for gifts (or one for myself and one for a gift!). Thank you Jane!
Thursday, August 30, 2007
I was totally overwhelmed by the Summer Swap that I received from Danielle today; take a look! Lots of knitting books, a ton of yarn, tote bags, office supplies, and candy. I am thrilled with everything! I can guarantee that everything will be put to good use. The yarn will be perfect for Christmas ornaments for our Church Bazaar and I can use everything else with my crafting and Girl Scouts. She also included a wonderful little Longaberger basket. What a perfect way to start the day....thank you, Danielle!
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Very cool. Thanks so much, Patty.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
My parrot got away also and there wasn't a tornado here. We had very heavy winds the other day but not a tornado. I went looking for my parrot. I found him in the bushes but was unable to catch him and bring him home until it got dark when I found him sitting on the fence. See photos below for the story of finding my parrot.
Here he is hiding in the bushes.
I sneaked up on him when he was in full site.
I am getting close to him but he has that look on his face. She sees me and I've got to get out of here fast or she will take me home before I am ready.
Now it is dark and I am ready to go home. If I sit here my mom will find me. Oh there is my mom and I am ready to go home.
Yes this is exactly like it is on my blog. Sorry but I liked my story and didn't want to write another but I do have other stuff on my blog so feel free to check it out at http://pennypurlsandkittyknits.blogspot.com/.
I am going to mail out my whoduknit tag sale swap Monday. I hope my partner likes what I have managed to collect for her.
I am a swap junkie and I take swapping seriously!!!!!
Friday, August 10, 2007
Didnt find knitting needles or books or anything. Did find a small Longaberger basket for $0.50 tho! That is my best find for the box! Odds and ends of yarn...some holiday themed yarn. And some dyeable yarn....wonder who is going to get this box???
Didnt get much info about my partner from her blog so that is why I am hoping she likes some of the items in the box, since I couldnt find out much about her!
BOLO for a Costco sized diaper box!
Thursday, August 09, 2007
This is my project for Virgin of Small Plains, a "tornado" shaped scarf covered with flowers for Catie. It (hopefully) represents her miracle of the tornado dropping flowers (but oddly no smashed glass!)on her. Knit wider at the top, narrowing down to a "funnel" at the bottom with silk flowers sewn on. Hope it is OK to use mixed media! (Pictures click to get larger/more detail. More at my blog.)
Monday, August 06, 2007
I have knitted Sarah and Abby a small Condom Amulet. Beautiful to see, discrete for covering a personal package, and always handy around one's neck.
And the 2d is the lovely prize I recieved from Vigdis....isnt that yarn scrumptious???? I think it is Christmas ribbon candy, peppermint flavored, my favorite. At first I thought it was peppermint salt water taffy, also a favorite of mine And she even picked out my favorite colors for the stitch markers - dark green!! Thank you!
Sunday, August 05, 2007
And, yes my week has started out great when I opened it. I did read on the blog that some one was getting some Noro Kuryeon from KyleAnn. I never thought it would be me! I never have that luck. Well guess what?! Yep I got the Noro Kuryeon. And it will join the Noro Kuryeon I have been stashing away slowly for a special project. I have a pattern from my Mom's stash that I have wanted to do for a long time. It is a shawl pattern dated back from 1952. Believe it or not, even though I live in Florida I get cold all the time. So hubby will be helping me with this.
I also got a book to make a entrelac bag, a calendar with knitting patterns, and a huge tote bag. Hubby says I can fill it with more yarn!! Thank you once again for my wonderful package. I guess I need to check out yard sales!
Thursday, August 02, 2007
I'll confess, I am not a fan of orange. Still, when it came to knitting a sock for Fawkes (the phoenix in HP) I decided to use my orange Kroy sock yarn.
Then I took a page from all you inspirational dyers...and this is what I came up with! I am much happier with the end results.